Atletico Madrid Vs Barcelona Highlights:Barcelona left the Vicente Calderon Stadium with a bittersweet victory as they came out of the pitch with a 2-1 victory but had to play without their ace Lionel Messi.
Lionel Messi left the pitch in the 2nd half after sustaining an injury that left his team with 10 players as they had already used all 3 substitutions.
Andres Iniesta created one of the opening goal-scoring chances for Barcelona when he dipped the ball over the defenders of the home team where Sanchez was spotted but the Chilean forward failed on getting hold of the ball.
Daniel Alves called for a substitution as he looked to have picked up a minor injury and was replaced later on by Marc Batra.
Falcao scored his 28th goal of this season as he opened up the scoreboard in the 2nd half. Gabi slipped the ball over to the goal scoring machine Falcao as he got past Pique without much difficulty until blasting the ball into the bottom corner of the net.
Vilanova made full use of his 2 remaining substitutions by replacing Adriano with Villa and Alex Song with Busquests.
This forced Barcelona to play with 10 players for the remainder of the match as Messi went to the sidelines after suffering an injury.
Barcelona still managed to cope without their artist as Sanchez scored the equalizer and a rather unfortunate own goal from Gabi gave the visitors the victory.